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Geoffrey Erskine WELLS

Regimental number224
Place of birthEast Adelaide, South Australia
Other NamesGeoffrey Erskin
SchoolSaint Peters College, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGeorgetown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Wells, Collinswood, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed with School Cadets.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateDied of wounds 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Gertrude WELLS

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